Check out Sir Richard Branson dressed up as a Maharaja and surrounding himself with a bevy of Indian beauties in Mumbai for his latest wacky PR stunt.
The billionaire performed a traditional dance, banged a drum and waved the Indian flag, all to mark the relaunch of Virgin Atlantic flights from London to Mumbai, India.
Penélope Cruz wants to shoot a new movie in India with Shah Rukh Khan!
In an interview with The Times of India, the actress said: “I am a great fan of Indian cinema and I would love to work with Shah Rukh Khan. I have the movie rights to a book and we are going to shoot the movie in India.”
“The Indian industry is emerging and growing,” she commented. “There are a lot of Indian actors who have started working in various Hollywood projects and have done well.
Bollywood’s A-lister’s have taken to Twitter to commemorate India’s Independence Day!
Amitabh Bachchan tweeted: “Happy Independence Day .. India breathed freely on the 15th of August 1947 .. in remembrance of those that fought and sacrificed!”
Shah Rukh Khan wrote: “The free man is he who does not fear to go to the end of his thought. Be free today and always. Happy Independence day.”
Lara Dutta said: “Happy Independence Day folks! I pray for independence in thought! So that we are informed, mature citizens, not influenced by herd mentality.”
Anupam Kher tweeted: “My parents gave me birth. My country gives me my identity. Proud to be an Indian. Happy Independence day my fellow Indians. Jai Ho.”
Happy Independence Day!
Katy Perry took some time off to bond with top Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.
Katy and Priyanka went for a rickshaw ride in the southern city of Chennai.
Katy Perry took to the stage and opened the Indian Premier League in Chennai last night.
She wore a pair of pink shorts which were partially covered by some transparent material, and she teamed that with a heavily sequined crop top.
The Firework singer also wore bindis above both eyebrows which completed her Indian princess look.
She said: ‘In honor of my visit to INDIA, here’s a FREE, SPICED up version of CALIFORNIA GURLS *BOLLYWOOD MEETS HOLLYWOOD*’.
Amitabh Bachchan, Abhishek Bachchan, Akshay Kumar and many more have posted congratulatory messages on Twitter on Sachin Tendulkar scoring his 100th Century…
Abhishek Bachchan (@juniorbachchan): CONGRATULARIONS SACHIN!!!! @sachin_rt WOW!!!! it’s an honor to witness this master play. we’re lucky. COME ON INDIA! how good is Sachin? he’s the BEST. period! stop analyzing him. stop being cynical. just celebrate him! (sic)
Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar): Salute to the man who never gave up in spite of all the criticism. Finally he did it. #Sachin creates history in world cricket! Congrats to Sachin Hundredkar #Respect
Madhur Bhandarkar (@mbhandarkar268): The god of cricket has proved again y he’s called so. Congrats Sachin fr the century of tons. U make us proud always! (sic)
Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan): T 685 – India breathes normally ..!! Sachin completes an incredible feat !! A hundred 100′s .. Never done before, perhaps never after !!!
Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata): Namaskar. Sachin ne aaj phir se itihaas racha hai. Sachin ko meri bahut shubhkamnayein aur badhaai.
Ranveer Singh (@iRanveersingh): finally finally.thank u god. #sachin gets his #100th ton.congrats india.bahut intezar karwaya sachin ne. atlast thanx sachin. sau sau salam @sachin_rt tere naam..india party on…now my back pain has suddenly gone,feel like dancing. (sic)
India’s Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player to score 100 international centuries by compiling a ton in a one-day game against Bangladesh in Dhaka.
“A year ago when I got my 99th hundred the media began talking about it. Everybody began asking me about that. It began [to get a] little difficult. I was not playing for my 100th hundred. ” Tendulkar said.
“I have lost about 50 kilos. Enjoy the game and chase your dreams. I had to wait for 22 years for one dream, the World Cup.”
England Test captain Andrew Strauss told BBC Sport: “Sachin is a player by which all others are measured over the last 10-15 years, and for him to go out and get a hundred hundreds is an amazing achievement without precedent – it’s unlikely to be achieved again.”
Brits moving to India is quickly becoming a popular movie. With employment levels at an all-time low in the UK, an increasing amount of people are moving to East Asia in a bid to capatilise on the booming economy.
Lindsey and Mick Gordon, both 46, sold their property in Maidstone, Kent and moved to Mumbai with their two children Hugh, 13, and Polly, 11, in 2008.
A sharp contrast to their life in Britain, they now live in a five-star, luxury gated compound, have a team of personal staff including a driver and personal trainer, and earn high salaries.
Lindsey even claims to rub shoulders with Bollywood stars at the school gates.
Describing the Indian way of life, Mick – who runs a market research firm and manages a staff of 500 – said: ‘The attitude here is highly optimistic because everyone sees India’s time is coming.
‘Here there’s a belief that the future is ours, whereas in Europe it’s all about hanging on to what we’ve got as things aren’t going to get better. It’s a fundamental difference in attitude.’
Speaking about their decision to relocate to the side of the world, Lindsey said: ‘We felt the country was going to the dogs and thought we’d get out while we could.
‘The country’s bankrupt and everyone’s depressed.
‘India is heading into the stratosphere, it’s incredible how quickly it’s changing.’
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It’s been reported that JLO is planning to perform in India next month.
The event is being organised by veteran Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and Shilpa Shetty’s husband Raj Kundra.
“She will be here on March 6 and stay at a suburban five-star. Due to her rehearsals, they will ensure her hotel is not too far away from the venue,” a source claimed.
“She will perform some of her biggest hits, including her latest album Love? She will fly out of the country the next day.”
The Mumbai concert is being held to mark the opening ceremony of the Andheri Sports Complex. Kundra confirmed the planned stage show, stating: “There are many surprises in store.”
It’s been reported that Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has been diagnosed with grade 1 cancer.
Earlier, it had been revealed that the 30-year-old was suffering from a tumour in his lungs, and now it’s been confirmed that the growth is malignant.
Yuraj’s ailment was first misdiagnosed by an Indian hospital. Yuvraj is now being treated at the Cancer Research Institute in Boston, America.
The rare tumour, parts of which are just above the artery of Yuvraj’s heart, was detected in stage one itself. Chemotherapy sessions for Yuvi began after he reached the US on January 26, and he will not be requiring surgery.
The good news is that Yuvraj will be better soon. The cricketer’s physiotherapist Dr Jatin Chaudhary has clarified that the illness is curable and that Yuvraj is likely to be fit again by May 2012.
Yuvraj was Player of the Tournament in the World Cup in 2011, which India won, claiming 4 man of the match awards.